Giorgio S. Taverna, Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre, Johannes Gütenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany.
Given that technology is omnipresent present in our lives, it is normal for the average person to get interested in scientific concepts and theories. These are initially generated in universities, research centres and high-tech industries and gradually make their way into public opinion. This information stream is not working well and scientific findings sometimes get to the public opinion distorted, simplified, or even corrupted. Continue reading “Can organic intellectuals help to better communicate controversial scientific findings to the public opinion? A hint from geo-engineering”
We publish the open letter that the historian Raffaele Romanelli addressed last June to Sissco, association of contemporary historians, proposing a discussion on some widespread phenomena of intolerance and ideological conformism in the cultural field. To the reactions that his speech provoked, he then replied with a second letter. Continue reading “Intolerance, white guilt, ideological conformism: two letters by Raffaele Romanelli”
This is the transcript of the lecture given by the director of the Gramsci centre for the humanities, Massimo Mastrogregori, to the students of the Scuola Superiore di Studi Storici, San Marino last June 24, on the theme: Gramsci, Rivarol and the unread books (Quaderni del carcere, 23, 4). Below you will find a discussion with the students of the Scuola and a comment by Prof. Fabio Frosini of the University of Urbino, whom we thank very much for intervening later in the discussion. Continue reading “Gramsci, a maxim by Rivarol and unread books (Prison notebooks, 23, 4)”
«Western legal civilization has invented the “political crime” and, consequently, hypocritically, the “political trials”. This procedure has helped to shape an attitude that has gradually become influential far beyond the West itself. Continue reading “Political trials: Gramsci, Giordano Bruno, Nuremberg and the others”